ERIC Number: ED329201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Academic Program Evaluation in California, 1988-89: The Commission's Fourteenth Annual Report on Program Planning, Approval, and Review Activities. Report 90-17.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report reviews California higher education academic program evaluation activities from July 1988 through June 1989. An introductory chapter discusses the meaning and purposes of program evaluation, accreditation, and outcomes assessment at institutional and state levels and the Commission's role. The second chapter reports on planning for new academic programs including planning procedures of universities and community colleges, Commission review of projected programs, trends in projected programs, and an examination of the adequacy of current procedures. The third chapter identifies proposals for new programs in 1988-89, while the fourth describes the review of existing academic programs. Thirteen recommendations address program planning, program approval, program review, and general concerns. Nine appendixes present administrative forms and data on the following: undergraduate degree programs in California's regionally accredited independent institutions; University of California campus review processes for developing annual 5-year projections of new programs; University of California proposed organized research units and multi-campus research units; projected programs; and review of existing programs. Includes 11 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Research Universities, State Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.